Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.49
Liaison Sarah Burke
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2017
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University of Nebraska at Omaha
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sarah Burke
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Affairs
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The field of Environmental Studies recognizes that finding solutions to the environmental challenges facing our society requires individuals with experience and training in a broad array of disciplines. Success in the field requires not only a scientific background to develop technical solutions but also an understanding of the social and economic implications of solutions and decisions. The Environmental Studies program at UNO offers interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees that provide students with training in the breadth of disciplines required to understand the complex nature of solving environmental challenges. From the core requirements students acquire the scientific expertise as well as the necessary background in economics, public policy and law, sociology, and ethics to effectively pursue a career relating to the environment.

The Environmental Studies program is committed to preparing students to help meet the environmental challenges facing us locally, nationally, and globally. A degree in Environmental Studies provides the background, training, and experience to pursue many career paths. Our graduates have successful careers with private environmental consulting firms, in environmental education, and with local, state, and federal environment and resource agencies. Many of our graduates continue their education by pursuing graduate degrees in science, public administration, and law.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Sustainability Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

A Minor in Sustainability is intended to provide students with the background needed to incorporate sustainability principles into their major field of study. Sustainability is about the interconnectedness of every system on the planet, and preserving the ability of the earth to support both our generation and future generations.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Bachelor's in General Studies - Sustainability Concentration

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

An area of concentration in Sustainability can prepare students with skills that apply to virtually any field and profession that share the common goal of promoting healthy organizations and communities, as well as a healthy planet.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Bachelor's in General Studies - Environmental Studies Concentration

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

An area of concentration in Environmental Studies is concerned with chemical pollutants, environmental geology, local and regional planning, environmental biology, and monitoring of the environment with regard to conservation and safety issues.


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